"it will be easier when I have more time" 🤯
I was talking to one of my clients the other day and she said, "it's been so hard for me to stay consistent these last few weeks because I've been so busy with weddings and weekend trips. But once things slow down I will get back into the routine."
She even admitted to me that when work and life, in general, get crazy, the first items to get taken off her calendar are things she does for herself.
Does this sound familiar?
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(Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice. This blog is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition. This blog post is based on my own research and experience - please consult a medical professional before starting or making any changes to your exercise program).
We all do it. Constantly putting the needs of everything and everyone before our own.
And we often think that once things slow down, it will be easier.
But then....things don't slow down. Something unexpected always comes up. And then we find months or years go by and we aren't in a routine and we don't feel good.
This was me. When I was pregnant, the first trimester TOOK ME OUT. Anything that involved getting off the couch was a no-go. And I remember thinking, "when the nausea wears off and I get more energy in the second trimester, then I'll workout."
But then at the start of my second trimester, the COVID pandemic entered the scene.
Everything was completely thrown off course and nothing was normal. I said "once this blows over, I'll get into a routine."
Well, as we all know, it never blew over 🤦🏻♀️ and before I knew it, I was giving birth and learning how to adjust with life with a newborn and then I was suddenly 6 months postpartum and I still did not have a consistent routine 😰
And if I'm being 100% transparent with you, life never slowed down. In fact it sped up. And if I waited and waited for things to get "less busy," I would still be waiting right now, 2 years after giving birth to my son.
Here's the tough love: By waiting until you're "less busy" means you're telling yourself that it's not important. And it gives you permission to quit when the going get's tough.
Now I'm not saying you need to start working out 5x a week right off the bat.
Instead I want you to think about what you can realistically fit in when life is busy.
Maybe that looks like 2x a week. I actually find that 2x a week is most realistic for my clients when they are in a busy season.
And then commit to it. Block it off on your calendar, call in reinforcements for accountability or babysitting or whatever you need for support to get. it. done.
Stick to it for a month.
Watch what happens.
And if you need a personal cheerleader to keep you accountable, let's chat.
Always rooting for you!
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Disclaimer: This blog does not serve as medical advice. Please consult your medical provider before starting a new fitness routine. This blog is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition.